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Organization Overview

This student chapter has rebranded into UNA PRIDE or UNA Public Relations Individuals Dedicated to Excellence. PRIDE is two chapters (PRCA and PRSSA) in one. The Public Relations Council of Alabama(PRCA) is the state's longest operating and largest group of public relations practitioners. The organization exists to further the professional and networking interests of today's public relations and communication professionals in private, public and nonprofit businesses and organizations. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highestethical principles and diversity in the profession.

Category Media
Keywords Professional, Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations, Networking, Career Development, Digital, PR, Marketing, PRIDE, Communication, Press Release
Organization Name

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UNA Public Relations (PRIDE)

Organization Name Abbreviation or Nickname

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Please indicate the status of the organization.

Continuing Organization (RSO Update)

Meeting Day

Mondays and Tuesdays

Meeting Time

11:00 AM Mondays and 8:00 AM Tuesdays

Meeting Location

Communications Building Room 201

Purpose or Mission Statement of the Organization

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In accordance with the objectives of the Public Relations Student Society of American, the objectives of this chapter shall be:

A. To encourage the understanding of current theories and procedures in the practice of public relations;

B. To provide students with the opportunity to become acquainted with not only their peers but also with professional practitioners; and

C. To encourage students to adhere to the highest ideals and principles of the practice of public relations and to instill in them a professional attitude.

Membership Information

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Anyone of any major is welcome to join PRIDE, not just Public Relations majors. We encourage all Communications majors to especially consider joining PRIDE. We also like to encourage Entertainment Publicity and Promotion majors to get information about our organization because we can provide networking and portfolio building opportunities for them as well. Please note that UNA requires a miniumum of a 2.0 GPA for any student to participate in an RSO.

President Name

Savannah McKinney

President Email
Campus Advisor Name

Lisa Darnell

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